The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy Athletics Director for Student Development. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. UVA sponsors a 27-sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 750 student-athletes.
Reporting to the Deputy Athletics Director for Competitive Excellence, the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student Success will serve as a high-performing leader and valued member of the senior leadership team with a focus on the academic and holistic development of the student-athlete. This position will be responsible for creating and implementing a vision and strategy for the academic support and student development department.
Positions Directly Supervised: Executive Director of Student Development/Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student Development, others as assigned by the Athletics Director and Deputy Athletics Director/Competitive Excellence.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Create and implement a series of programming to emphasize and improve the holistic development and welfare of the department’s student-athletes, including but not limited to, academic support services, leadership development, career development, personal development, brand management, and community engagement.
Develop and sustain a high-performance student-athlete development and academics team.
Provide vision, supervision, and ensure the effective collaboration between the student success units.
Develop and execute a comprehensive student-athlete development and academic support strategic plan to advance the mission of The University of Virginia Athletics Department.
Collaborate with athletic department personnel and head coaches to develop and implement strategies, policies, and protocol that promote the academic success and welfare of student-athletes.
Serve as an advisor and liaison to the Deputy Athletics Director/Competitive Excellence on issues impacting student-athlete success.
Assist the Deputy Athletics Director/Competitive Excellence with setting strategic priorities to maintain optimal productivity and efficiency.
Recognize, analyze, and solve problems across projects and in complex situations.
Lead special projects aimed to enhance the student-athlete experience.
Adhere to NCAA, ACC, and University compliance rules.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Leadership and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to comprehend potential issues and address them before they become problematic.
Knowledge of general procedures to monitor and enforce rules and regulations.
Ability and desire to perform accurate, detail-oriented work, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor.
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and sound judgments.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and fairness through recruitment, selection, and supervision of staff.
Knowledge of basic principles and practices of supervisory techniques.
Ability to function professionally in highly stressful situations and to provide clear information on an impromptu basis to individuals or groups of people.
Minimum Requirements: Education: Master's degree Experience: At least seven years of administrative and supervisory experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree Licensure: None
Experience: Ten years of experience in higher education
Knowledge of NCAA and University compliance rules
The selected candidate will pass a background check. This is a full-time position with UVa benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:
Moving and relocation reimbursement assistance
22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
Parental and Community Service Leave
Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs available immediately
Tuition and professional development benefits after six months of employment
Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
Please do not submit application materials directly to staff of the Department of Athletics, as only applications received through this system will be accepted. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:
Contact information for three references
Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. For questions about the application process, please contact Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library,are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. The University of Virginia sponsors a twenty-seven sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 750 student-athletes.